I am the type of teacher that absolutely adores teaching based around themes. So, September through January for me is basically amazing. :-) There are some teachers who prefer other ways of teaching, but there is nothing I love more than teaching week by week on a different seasonal theme!
This past week, we learned about Election Day (this kids won't be at school Monday or Tuesday). We did some fun activities, including a mock election and a craftivity.
Check out these cute boys and girls. :-)
(Source: Election Day Craft Book)
The craftivity is at my TPT store!
Then, we had our mock election between Grace, Duck, and My Teacher.
My kids loved this!
I started by Reading Duck for President, Grace for President, and My Teacher for President.
Then, I split my kids up into campaign teams.
They made posters for their candidate.
Then, we held a mock election.
Campaign posters for My Teacher for President.
Campaign Posters for Duck for President
Campaign Posters for Grace for President
If they wanted to vote, they had to fill out a voter registration.
The ballot box isn't very patriotic, but all teachers know and understand that sometimes, you just have to make things work when time is limited. :-)